Sarah Phillips Lloyd

 

Sarah Lloyd, age 86, of Loveland, Colorado, passed from this life on September 15, 2022.  She was born in Larned, Kansas on January 4, 1936 to Warren and Eloise Phillips. 

 

Sarah graduated in 1954 from Great Bend High School in Great Bend, Kansas.  During her high school years, she was a member of the International High School Honor Society of Journalism.  After graduating, she attended Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas for a year.  There she belonged to Delta Sigma Epsilon Sorority and to the Women’s Recreation Association.  In 1971-72, she attended Barton County Community College in Great Bend, Kansas where she received an associate degree in Criminal Justice.

 

In 1955, Sarah was first hired at Larned State Hospital as a summer employee in the Activity Therapy Department.  This was the beginning of her 38 year career with the State of Kansas.  She worked in several areas during those years in activity therapy including recreation, occupational therapy and Volunteer Services Department.  As time passed, she was selected as the Patient Work Program Coordinator which then led to a position with the Youth Center Juvenile Corrections as the Work Program Development Coordinator.  She developed new training programs for 16-18 year old boys.  Shortly before her retirement, she was elected to the Correctional Youth Services Association Board.  She retired in 1996.

 

Sarah moved to Colorado in 1996 to be closer to her daughter and family.  After moving to Colorado, she enjoyed attending all of her grandson’s sporting events come rain, hail, sleet or snow.  It didn’t matter, she was there.  Sarah, herself, was a competitor on the softball field in her younger years.  She was a fierce competitor when playing Hand & Foot or Cribbage with family and friends.  Sarah loved to entertain and cook up a wicked feast for family and friends.  She also loved wood crafting and painting as she had that artistic talent. 

 

Sarah is survived by daughter, Barbara Racette, son-in-law, Kevin Racette, grandson, Scott Racette, sister Joan Waldron along with many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

 

Sarah was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Patricia Mohn Nickels, Barbara Ellis, adopted sister Kate Stewart, and a brother Wes Phillips.

 

Sarah was a fun, loving, caring person and will be deeply missed by family and friends

 

In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Sarah Phillips Lloyd Memorial Fund and sent to Viegut Funeral Home.

 

Memorial service will be held on Friday, September 30, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Viegut Funeral Home, 1616 N, Lincoln Ave., Loveland, Colorado.